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The Early Church Fathers

 

The Early Church was the Catholic Church. After reading the writings of the early fathers there is no other conclusion that one can come to. Teachings that are said to be later additions, and thus man made, are found in the writings of the fathers. As Cardinal Newman once said: to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant. Cardinal Newman was a Protestant and a leader in the Oxford movement. His investigations into the early church are what led him to convert to Catholicism. He rejected the idea that Christ had abandoned the Church for 1500 years. And if Protestant claims are correct, that is exactly what it would have meant.
 

 

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 About the Early Fathers

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 ECF on Creation Out of Nothing

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 ECF on The Church

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 ECF on The Primacy of Peter / Rome

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 ECF on Peter's Presence in Rome

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 ECF on Apostolic Succession

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 ECF on Clerical Celibacy 

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 ECF on Tradition

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 ECF on Justification 

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 ECF on Baptism

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 ECF on The Mass

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 ECF on The Real Presence

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 ECF on Confession

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 ECF on Purgatory  

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 ECF on Intercession of the Saints

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 ECF on Mary, Mother of the Church

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 ECF on Mary Ever-Virgin

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 ECF on The Immaculate Conception

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 ECF on The Assumption

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 ECF on The Mother of God

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 ECF on Contraception

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 ECF on Divorce and Remarriage

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 ECF on Abortion 

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 ECF on Salvation Outside the Church

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 ECF on The Divinity of Christ

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 ECF on The Trinity

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 ECF on Hell

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 ECF on Sabbath or Sunday

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 ECF on The Filioque Clause

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 ECF on Astrology / Divination